"Blood and Soil: Dark Arts for Dark Times"
14 June - 18 August 2019
A group show of 22 international artists, titled Blood and Soil: Dark Arts for Dark Times has opened in Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius, Lithuania.The exhibition follows some threads in contemporary art, such as using painting and performance to tell multi-dimensional stories. It also speaks to the importance of the underworld—the “chthonic”—and darkness as a semi-conscious articulation of lingering trauma, not least in Lithuania: the Second World War with the Holocaust and their aftermath. Rustam Khalfin's Clay Project is presented in this exhibition, curated by Anders Kreuger and Julija Fomina.